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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Village of Orland Park Sportsplex Offers Free Senior Events for Senior Week

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Healthy lifestyles, physical fitness and medical screenings are just some of the activities that will be offered during Sportsplex Senior Week, hosted by the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department.

Seniors need not be Sportsplex members or village residents to participate in the free activities that are open to all area seniors.

Offered October 16 through 19, the four-day health and fitness festival will offer healthy activities for the region’s many seniors, age 55 and older. All activities will be held at the Village of Orland Park Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street.

Senior oriented events will be held on Monday, October 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Tuesday, October 17 from 7:45 a.m. until 12 p.m.; Wednesday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursday evening, October 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Opportunities include the walking club, workouts, pickle ball, bocce ball and more. Light and Healthy Moves will be held on Tuesday morning to get participants moving.

Flu shots will be available for a fee and are free for seniors with Medicare insurance coverage. Total cholesterol checks will be available for a fee and the Sportsplex will offer light refreshments and breakfast on different days.

Information tables with healthy living, home health care, senior medical care and more will be on-hand all four days during the event.

“Participating seniors will receive raffle tickets at each of the activities in which they participate,” said Village Sportsplex Fitness Manager Deborah Graham-Geghen who coordinates the fest each year. “The hospitals and offices have been generous donating prizes and baskets to make this a great week for area seniors,” she added.

Prizes from area businesses will be awarded at the end of the night on Thursday, October 19. Winner does not need to be present to win. T-shirts can be claimed Thursday evening after participation in the exercise classes from 4-5pm. Walking club will begin at 5 p.m. T-shirts and raffle will be at approximately 6:30pm.

Pre-registration is required for many of the free events and seniors need not be Sportsplex members or residents of Orland Park to participate.

Registration is ongoing and all events are free except for the medical screenings. Seniors who bring a friend will receive an additional raffle ticket.

Further information and registration is available at the Village of Orland Park Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street or call the Sportsplex at 708/645-7529.

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